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Galactic: Building a 3D Solar System with HTML5

May 6th, 2011

Last November, we released the Galactic test drive alongside IE9 Platform Preview 7. This test drive is a 3D simulation of our solar system and depicts planets orbiting around the sun. You can press the “V” key to toggle between a close up view centered on the sun and a zoomed out view showing more…

New IE9 Developer Content on MSDN

May 5th, 2011

As we’ve discussed many times on this blog, Internet Explorer 9 provides developers powerful new capabilities with the same HTML, CSS, and JavaScript used for other browsers. In addition to improving the product in an effort to make Web developers’ lives easier, we’ve also strived to improve the developer content provided on MSDN. The Internet…

CSS3 Gradients in IE10 Platform Preview 1

May 4th, 2011

We are extremely excited to be able to provide vendor-prefixed support of CSS3 Gradients in Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1! CSS3 Gradients comes from a subsection of the CSS3 Image Values and Replaced Content specification, which is still in Working Draft status. Using CSS markup, a gradient image is generated by the browser and…

Deleting “Flash Cookies” Made Easier

May 3rd, 2011

If you follow Web Privacy issues, you’ve probably heard about “Flash Cookies.” In the same manner that Web developers can use HTTP Cookies to store data, developers who use Adobe Flash Player on their Web site can use Flash Cookies to store data. Internet Explorer users are accustomed to deleting their cookies via Delete Browsing…

Swordfish and Opera Next

May 3rd, 2011

We’re happy to present you the Alpha of Opera 11.5 aka Swordfish. There are 3 features in focus here: Opera Next, basically a dev channel for snapshots Password synchronization Speed Dial extensions Opera Next allows you to run the upcoming release of Opera alongside with your stable installation of Opera. It will always be automatically…

ActiveX Filtering for Developers

May 2nd, 2011

When we introduced ActiveX Filtering with the IE9 Release Candidate, we focused on delivering a great user experience that stays out of the way from regular browsing and makes it easy for users to turn off filtering when they want to. At the same time, we want users to have a great experience viewing Web…

Introducing Opera 11.50 "Swordfish"

May 2nd, 2011

According to Wikipedia, the swordfish is a highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. Its streamlined physique allows it to cut through the water with great ease and agility. It mainly relies on its speed and agility in the water to catch its prey. Swordfish are also known for their powerful jumps,…